The first book in twenty-five years from Jerry Seinfeld features his best work across five decades in comedy.
Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub “Catch a Rising Star” as a twenty-one-year-old college student in fall of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own material and saved everything. “Whenever I came up with a funny bit, whether it happened on a stage, in a conversation, or working it out on my preferred canvas, the big yellow legal pad, I kept it in one of those old school accordion folders,” Seinfeld writes. “So I have everything I thought was worth saving from forty-five years of hacking away at this for all I was worth.”
For this book, Jerry Seinfeld has selected his favorite material, organized decade by decade. In page after hilarious page, one brilliantly crafted observation after another, readers will witness the evolution of one of the great comedians of our time and gain new insights into the thrilling but unforgiving art of writing stand-up comedy.
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You know how some movies are reviewed by high-toned reviewers and described as “hilarious” and there’s only places for laughs, not one god damned real laugh in the whole thing? This isn’t that. This is genuinely funny, laugh out loud from cover to cover and it doesn’t even have covers.
Yada Yada Yada the whole book
As if he doesn’t have enough money, he had to take more of mine to sell me the same jokes he’s been telling for years. Love Jerry! Would have loved some new material even more!
Is This Anything?
Well, no it is not. This alleged story of comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s life is nothing more than a chronological listing of every bit he has ever written. No insights, no backstory of his rise through the ranks off the comedy world, nothing but a huge list of jokes. I would rather read a cook book than be dragged through the ponderous rehash of jokes. And the worst part, they are not funny because 85% of why they worked in the first place is Jerry’s delivery. But he is not there to deliver them. It’s just the monotonous drone of you own inner voice reciting them. It is impossible to make it through more than an hour. A complete waste of money and Jerry, as one of your biggest fans, I want my money back. If you agent convinced you this was a good idea, I can only guess he is in for a percentage. THE WORST BOOK EVER!